Unsure what to do career wise...

  1. Hey,

    For the last year or so I've wanted to do Nursing, become a Registered Nurse. But now I am chucking up whether to become a Paramedic instead of nursing.

    If I were to do nursing, emergency sounds like the department that would suit me. Now this Paramedic idea comes into my mind and I can't really decide.

    While this forum/site has been so helpful for my nursing info I can't seem to find anything on Paramedics. I'm just after a website or any info you can give me (personal experience etc....). Oh and I live in WA Australia so an Aussie website would be all the better, but any will do.

    Cheers

    Chris
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  3. by   Tanvi Tusti
    Quote from Chris2006
    Hey,

    For the last year or so I've wanted to do Nursing, become a Registered Nurse. But now I am chucking up whether to become a Paramedic instead of nursing.

    If I were to do nursing, emergency sounds like the department that would suit me. Now this Paramedic idea comes into my mind and I can't really decide.

    While this forum/site has been so helpful for my nursing info I can't seem to find anything on Paramedics. I'm just after a website or any info you can give me (personal experience etc....). Oh and I live in WA Australia so an Aussie website would be all the better, but any will do.

    Cheers

    Chris
    Hi Chris
    The husband of a nurse friend of mine in Australia is a paramedic and did this course:
    Flinders University: Courses and programs: Bachelor of Health Sciences Paramedic

    Hope it helps a little. xx
  4. by   augigi
    If you want to stay in WA, Edith Cowan Uni has the Bachelor of Paramedical Science:
    Paramedical Science | School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences | ECU
  5. by   augigi
    Just to add, it's a great idea to do nursing, get some ICU/ED experience and then apply for paramedic - you get recognition of prior learning and an accelerated pathway. This also fulfils the requirement that you've been out of school for 3 years for "life experience". Many of the nurses I did my critical care course with ended up doing it that way. In addition, you then have a nursing degree to fall back on.

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